Monday, August 28, 2006

Niemann wins award

The Southern League picked Montgomery's Jeff Niemann for its weekly pitching award Monday. Niemann allowed one run in 13 innings and won twice last week. He allowed six hits, walked five and struck out 14.

Niemann's seven shutout innings last Monday at Jacksonville helped the Biscuits pull into a first-place tie with the Suns in the South Division. He beat Birmingham on Saturday with a six-inning, three-hit victory.

He's 5-5 with a 2.88 ERA in 13 starts. He has 78 strikeouts and has allowed 52 hits in 72 innings.

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